Sparrow, a Miracle Dog
When Sparrow was taken in by the Santa Clara-Ivins Animal Shelter she was emaciated, filthy and had a severely injured eye. A visit to Dixie Vet revealed that she was also suffering from malnutrition, dehydration and a full-body infection. The eye would have to be removed but there was little chance of her surviving surgery that day. Sparrow was put on antibiotics and pain medication and went home with Shelter Manager Bailee Mabe. Despite the seriousness of her injuries, Sparrow proved to be a sweet and loving dog who easily fit into life with her foster family.
Sparrow’s overall condition improved and the following week she was taken back to Dixie Vet for surgery. Horrifically, pre-op X-rays showed that she had two gunshot wounds in her head. Surgery would be far more serious and extensive than originally thought. Because municipal shelters do not always have the resources to cover cases of extreme medical need, Shelter Manager Mabe placed a call to INKAS for help. We readily agreed to cover the costs and surgery was performed immediately by Dr. Clancy Mortensen.
Miraculously, and due to the skill of Dr. Mortensen, the surgery was a success and Sparrow’s injuries are healing well. She is adjusting to seeing with only one eye and looks adorable in her eye patch! She has wriggled her way into the hearts of the entire Mabe family and they have officially made her their own!